Services for Students

Potential Scholarships 

Entry Awards—Ongoing 

Guidance Notes – 2022/23 

Before completing your application form please read these guidance notes. If you require these notes and the accompanying application form in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large font) please call Funding & Financial Support on 0115 74 86500 Option 3 or email us at bursaries@nottingham.ac.uk 

Which schemes does this form cover? 

      •  The Ethel & Kevin B Malone Scholarship Fund (supported by FUN America Inc.)  

      •  The Robert Enticott Scholarship  

      •  The Greenaway Scholarship  

      •  The Timperley Scholarship 

      •  The Lenton and Wortley Scholarship 

Who can apply for these schemes?  

For all of the schemes covered by this form you must meet the following criteria.  

You must: 

     •  Be enrolling in Autumn 2022* for the first year of a full-time** undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus), this being your year of entry to the University (for foundation year eligibility please refer the individual scholarship criteria).  

     •  Not have studied for an undergraduate degree before starting at Nottingham.  

     •  Have Home funding status (see definition below). 

     •  Not be receiving NHS funding for your course*** 

     •  Not be receiving external sponsorship for your course e.g. from industry/employers (University Core bursaries and Government grants do not affect your eligibility). 

     •  Have had your Household Income assessed for your statutory government support and consented to share this information with the University (see page 2).  

In addition to these core criteria there are additional criteria specific to each scheme below.

Can I get more than one of these awards?  

Applicants will not normally receive more than one award from this range of scholarships. This is in order to maximise the impact of these funds by ensuring that as many individual students as possible receive help. Students can however apply for additional help through other scholarship ranges and financial support schemes as explained later in this guidance. 

* students starting in April 2023 are eligible to apply for these (the 2022/23) awards. They will not be eligible to apply for the 2023/24 awards when they open later in the year. 

** Otherwise eligible part-time students who are unable to study full-time because of a disability should contact the Funding and Financial Support team (see page 2) to discuss their funding options. 

** A successful applicant who transfers to an NHS-funded course will become ineligible for further payments from these funds. 

What is a Home Student (Question 11)?  

Your student finance company (i.e. Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland—SAAS) will decide your residency status. To be classed as a Home student you must have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period prior to the start of your course. Students granted refugee status and European migrant workers may also be eligible. If you are unsure of your status contact Student Finance for further information. 

When is the closing date and when will I know if I’ve been made an award?  

The closing date for submitting this form is Friday 27th January 2023. Applications will be looked at once the closing date has passed and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email to their University email account within 4 weeks of the closing date. 

What counts as “previous study” (Question 12)?  

The aim of these awards is to assist students who are entering Higher Education for the first time. Anyone that has undertaken previous studies that resulted in a Certificate or Diploma level qualification being awarded or who has studied at the Open University for Level 2 courses or above, is ineligible for these awards. Any false starts on such courses (i.e. where less than a year of study was completed) will not be counted as previous study.  

What is “Household Income” (Question 14)? 

Your household income is the gross income of all those in your household (e.g. your parents or your partner) before tax and national insurance deductions but minus a few allowable deductions. These can include pension payments and allowances for other dependant children. More information is available from www.gov.uk/student-finance. Your household income will be calculated when you apply for your government support funding (Student Loans and Grants).  

We will use the financial assessment of your household income carried out by Student Finance when assessing your application. 

How to appeal 

All applications to funds administered by the Funding and Financial Support team are assessed according to agreed guidelines.  

If you are unsatisfied with the outcome your application you should initially contact the team to discuss your concerns (see contact details below). If after an explanation of the assessment you believe there has been an error or procedural inconsistency you can ask for the outcome to be reviewed by emailing the Funding Manager, detailing the basis of your appeal. Please send your email to john.hudson@nottingham.ac.uk and copy in financialsupport@nottingham.ac.uk

Appeals must be lodged within 2 weeks of the date of the email notifying you of the initial outcome. You will be contacted within 7 working days of receipt of the appeal with confirmation of the outcome. 

Please note that this appeals process specifically relates to the outcome of a particular funding application. It provides a process by which to question that outcome in the context of the relevant criteria and assessment guidelines. The Funding and Financial Support Management’s decision on such appeals is final. Where wider issues or questions are raised, these will be dealt with in accordance with the appropriate University procedure or policy.  

Further details can also be found at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices/support/financialsupport/Appeals.aspx  

 

Scholarships information and additional criteria: 

The Ethel & Kevin B Malone Scholarship Fund (supported by FUN America Inc.) 

Born in Nottingham, the late Mr Kevin Malone generously established these award to help students from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Mr Malone’s bequest, supported by FUN America Inc. awards £1,500 per year for full time undergraduate courses of either 3 or 4 years duration to minimum of nine students each entry year. 

Additional eligibility criteria: 

Applicants must: 

  • Live in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire 

  • Have undertaken all your secondary education in a state maintained school or college in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire 

  • Have a household income less than £25,000 

  • Must be in Year 1 of course (i.e. not year ‘0’) 

Additional factors considered: 

  • Academic achievement. 

  • Consideration will also be given to additional responsibilities and achievements outside school and to other factors affecting achievement. You may also wish to ask your school/college to complete a reference.

Successful scholarship recipients are required to produce a brief report about their academic and other University activities, by the end of April each year. 

The Malone Scholarship is funded through an agreement with the Friends of the University of Nottingham (FUN), America. In respect of this agreement the University has an obligation to comply with UK laws and regulations in relation to anti-terrorist financing. The University therefore reserves the right to review and ultimately to withdraw the scholarship in the unlikely event that it gives rise to a breach of any applicable laws. 

The Robert Enticott Scholarship 

The Robert Enticott Scholarship was established in 2019 and will provide one award of £5,000 split over the duration of a full time undergraduate course. 

Additional eligibility criteria. Applicants must: 

  • Be registered on the first year of a full-time undergraduate course in the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham in September 2021. 

  • Have a household income of less than £42,875. 

The Greenaway Scholarship 

Sir David and Lady Greenaway, strong advocates for widening participation and the university’s role in supporting education in the region have established The Greenaway Scholarship which aims to remove financial barriers for high achieving students from low–income families and will award one scholarship of £1,500 per year for full time undergraduate courses of either 3 or 4 years duration and including a foundation year. 

Additional eligibility criteria: 

  • Must live in the East Midlands 

  • Have undertaken all your secondary education in a state maintained school or college in the East Midlands 

  • Have a household income less than £25,000 

  • Must be in your entry year of study (Foundation year or Year 1) 

Additional factors considered: 

  • Academic achievement. 

  • Consideration will also be given to additional responsibilities and achievements outside school and to other factors affecting achievement. You may also wish to ask your school/college to complete a reference, see guidance below. 

Award amounts may vary depending on tax and Gift Aid regulations. 

The Timperley Scholarship 

To be eligible for the 2022 Timperley Scholarship, you must:

  • Be registered on the first year of a full-time Pharmacy (including Pharmaceutical Sciences) or Zoology undergraduate course at the University of Nottingham in September 2022
  • Have a household income of less than £25,000

Plus

  • Be enrolling in Autumn 2022 for the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus), this being your year of entry to the University
  • Not have studied for an undergraduate degree before starting at Nottingham
  • Have Home funding status
  • Not be receiving external sponsorship for your course e.g. from industry/employers (University Core bursaries and Government grants do not affect your eligibility)
  • Have had their household income assessed for your statutory government support and consented to share this information with the University

Award amounts may vary depending on tax and Gift Aid regulations. 

The Lenton and Wortley Scholarship 

The Lenton & Wortley Scholarship was established in 2020 and will provide one recipient with an award of £1,500 per year for the duration of course, excluding repeat years. 

Additional criteria. Applicants must: 

  • Be registered on the first year of a full time undergraduate course at the University of Nottingham in September 2021. 

  • Have a residual household income less than £42,875. 

  • Be a resident of Lenton and Wortley Hall 

Other Financial Support 

University of Nottingham Core Bursary 

If your household income is under £35,000 you could be eligible for a Core Bursary from the University of £1,000. Follow the link below to the Core Bursary Assessment procedure, https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices/support/financialsupport/bursariesandscholarships/core-bursary-assessment-procedure.aspx 

Other Scholarships and Bursaries 

In addition to the ongoing Entrant Year Scholarships a number of additional scholarships and bursaries are available, depending on your specific circumstances. Further information on these schemes and other funding sources is available on the Funding & Financial Support website (see below). 

Financial difficulties? 

If you think you will face general financial difficulties during your studies, the Financial Support Team in the Student Services can offer advice about student funding from the Government and University student support funds. 

Financial Support Team contact details: 

Tel: 0115 74 86500 option 3 

Email: financialsupport@nottingham.ac.uk 

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport 

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